Here I am looking South Beach sporty in head-to-toe Alexis. I’m a totes fan of Miami-based designer Alexis Barbara because she consummately “gets” a Miami girl’s aesthetic which is airy, ethereal, easy, breezy, chic and colorful. As a fashion writer, I often hear through the grapevine (from those dwelling in other major cities, natch) that Miami style is erroneously defined as “cheesy,” “tacky” and “tasteless,” but this cannot be further from the truth. Alexis’ designs are proof that Miami gals have a chic fashion sensibility with a heavy dose of vibrant hues and practicality. And while we can’t fully enjoy Winter collections, I’ll take my silky pants worn in the dead of February any day of the week over itchy wool turtlenecks. Zing!